The East Village Independent Merchants Association is gathering resources for local business during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Per their Instagram message:
The impacts of this unique emergency are substantial and will be ongoing. We have compiled a variety of resources that provide relief to East Village merchants at eastvillage.info.
We will continue to update this information as new programs become available in an ever-changing environment.
They are also posting concerns from local business owners on the EVIMA Instagram account...
EVGrieve, my apologies if you've already seen this or posted this. I received an email from Harry Bubbins at Village Preservation with additional links for local small businesses who need help. I will copy/paste it here (I'd imagine they'd be fine what that) in case you think it's helpful. Be safe, be well.
As you know, many of our struggling small businesses have set up crowdsourcing campaigns to meet operating costs during these challenging times.
If you are a small business owner or know one who needs help setting this up, please let us know -- we can help connect you to such a resource.
In addition, Village Preservation wants to be supportive in ways we can, like using our social media platforms to help promote small businesses in our neighborhood.
Tag @gvshp_nyc on Instagram so it is easier for us to share on our Instagram Stories.
Finally, our friends at East Village Community Coalition have set up a Business resources page here:
with information on how to apply for grants or loans if you are a small business owner.
Be well and feel free to email me to see how we can help.
East Village and Special Projects Director, Village Preservation
the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
T: (212) 475-9585 x33 firstname.lastname@example.org
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